Let’s Talk Thyroid Symptoms:
Puffy Face + Hashimotos
No one wants to describe their face as ‘puffy’!
Puffiness around the face is yet another common sign of an under-active thyroid. The puffiness can usually be seen around the eyes, chin and neck and is a sign of fluid retention.
Apparently it can be worse when our thyroid anti-body levels are high, which makes sense to me as it’s a sign of inflammation.
This photo was taken about a year after I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s. You can still see the puffiness around my eyes, chin, neck.
Let’s get practical:
🩸Get your thyroid levels tested – it’s so important to know if this is an underlying cause. Linked to this is getting our medication levels right too. This is critical this is really a symptom that needs to be addressed on a systemic level.
🚰 Be well hydrated – water is good for fluid retention.
🍸 Reduce alcohol and highly processed foods.
🥒 Cucumber and celery are great diuretic foods.
💦 Grapefruit & other citrus oils can be nice – a drop added to your water – makes the water more interesting and is also cleaning. Make sure you use doTERRA. Not all essential oils are suitable to use as flavouring.
✅ Join the discussion in the group, Let’s Talk Thyroid.
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Suspect you have a thyroid issue? PLEASE trust your instincts and get it thoroughly checked out with your health practitioner. This thyroid basics page has an overview of what tests to ask for and an affiliate link to use a private lab if your doctor won't order them.
Disclaimer: This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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